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We need to make up rules on how to make Star Trek great again too, at least for the TV market.



The 4 rules to making Star Wars great:

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# 2
09-27-2013, 10:49 AM
I totally agree with those 4 rules.



.... " Star Wars is a western..." ( great quote )

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# 3 4 rules for trek
09-27-2013, 10:54 AM
1) No magic dust or blood

2) No mindless plotholes or time travel

3) No emotional vulcans , gods needing starships, alien races we never ever heard about and never from again and no clones of picard running around trying to figure out where not to park.

4 ) And absolutley do not let JJ Abrams direct it or get within 1000 miles of the script set or even the damn interns
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# 4
09-27-2013, 10:57 AM
1. Don't let Brannon Braga touch it again.
2. Don't let Rick Berman touch it again.
3. Don't let JJ Abrams touch it again.
3. Do let Nicholas Meyer run it.
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# 5
09-27-2013, 11:00 AM
Only thing I agree with is the Han shoots first and not kiddy proof stuff...the rest mehh, Cloud City was awesome, and pretty clean for a mining gas station.

The Rebels were old and griddy because they were Rebels, and The Empire being jerks probably didn't help with upkeep on things they think don't matter but the Empire's stuff was pretty new and shinny.

Depending where they take the new stuff if the Empire still exist or not, and a New Republic is formed I would expect things to be a lot cleaner, or being rebuild.


As for Star Wars being a western, not really, I mean Princesses and Jedi don't really fit that, and evil Empire stuff are not Westerns...unless they are planning to rip Firefly.

now if they make a Han Solo spinoff hell yeah Western all the way .


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# 6
09-27-2013, 12:02 PM
There's really only one rule to make Star Wars great again, and they seem to be following it already --

Don't let George Lucas write or direct. He gets too wrapped up in his own "brilliance", and surrounded by yes-men, so that every idiot idea he has gets pooped directly onto the script. And then he tells the actors to be more wooden. "Faster and more intense" is not direction, George, it's cartoons.

It's not a coincidence that the SW film that is thought of most highly by both fans and critics is The Empire Strikes Back, written by Leigh Brackett and Lawrence Kasdan, and directed by Irv Kershner, from a story idea by George.

For Trek, the one rule is that Berman and Braga are not allowed on the same studio lot as anyone actually involved in the creation or production of the show. On the other hand, if Ira Behr and and Ron Moore aren't too busy...
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# 7
09-27-2013, 05:49 PM
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I totally agree with those 4 rules.



.... " Star Wars is a western..." ( great quote )

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It is also a fairy tale. The humble farm boy rescues the princess.
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# 8
09-27-2013, 07:28 PM
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I totally agree with those 4 rules.

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I'd add a 5th rule: romances should not seem wooden. Leading men should not either.

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It is also a fairy tale. The humble farm boy rescues the princess.
True. But that was also true of The Black Cauldron, and although the book was great, the movie, not so much.
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# 9
09-27-2013, 09:45 PM
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It is also a fairy tale. The humble farm boy rescues the princess.
But it is also a hillbilly porno

Humble farm boy rescues princess has sex with her ...she is his sister Euwwwwww
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# 10
09-27-2013, 09:50 PM
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I'd add a 5th rule: romances should not seem wooden. Leading men should not either.
Completely Lucas' fault. The reason the scene where Anakin and Padme are having dinner is more natural (the scene with the "aggressive negotiations" line) is because Portman and Christiansen improvised the whole thing without any meddling from the big G.

Hayden Christiansen is a surprisingly decent actor if you actually let him act.
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